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Marriage law change slated for Thursday

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November 14, 2017

Attorney-General George Brandis says same-sex marriage legislation needs to be debated.

People should not be obliged to marry same-sex couples against the teachings of their church, Attorney-General George Brandis says.

Federal politicians are discussing how the issue might be legislated ahead of the result of the same-sex marriage postal survey being announced, with two different bills proposed - including one that includes greater religious exemptions.

"There will be a debate about how wide the exemptions would be, some would have them narrowly cast and some more broadly cast. That's the reason we have the parliamentary debate," Senator Brandis told Nine on Tuesday.

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